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Using your cooktop

Details how to start cooking and what to do if a burner does not light.

The dials control the flow of gas through the valve.


Fig. 11 Control dial for CG604 & CG905DWFC models


Fig. 12 Control dial for CG905DWAC models

Using the burners

Models with auto-re ignition (CG905DWAC)
  1. Press the selected burner’s dial down gently and turn it anti-clockwise to HIGH.
    • The ignitors on all the burners will spark.
    • You do not need to hold the dial down.
  2. Adjust the flame anywhere between HIGH and LOW. Do not adjust between HIGH and O (OFF).
  3. After use, always turn the dials to O (OFF).
Models with flame failure protection (CG905DWFC, CG604DWFC)
  1. Press the selected burner’s dial down gently and turn it anti-clockwise to HIGH.

    The ignitors on all the burners will spark.

  2. Hold down the dial for about 5 seconds after the burner has lit. Releasing the dial too soon will extinguish the flame.

  3. Adjust the flame anywhere between HIGH and LOW.

    Do not adjust between HIGH and O (OFF).

  4. After use, always turn the dials to O (OFF).



Fig. 13 Pressing down then turning the control dial
Models with no flame failure protection (CG604LC, CG604CWC)
  1. Press the selected burner’s dial down gently and turn it anti-clockwise to HIGH.
    • The ignitors on all the burners will spark.
  2. Adjust the flame anywhere between HIGH and LOW. Do not adjust between HIGH and O (OFF).
  3. After use, always turn the dials to O (OFF).
If a burner does not light

Turn the control dial to O (OFF) and wait at least 1 minute before trying again. This
is to allow the gas to disperse. If after trying again the burner still does not light, check that:

  • the cooktop is plugged in and the power supply is switched on
  • there is no power failure in your home or neighborhood
  • the gas is turned on
  • the gas bottle is not empty (if you use bottled gas)
  • you have allowed at least 5 seconds for the valve to open when lighting the first burner (CG905DWAC models only)
  • the ignitors are sparking. If they are not sparking, they may be dirty or wet. Clean them with a toothbrush and methylated spirits, as shown in Fig. 14 below. See ‘Care and cleaning’ for instructions on removing and replacing the burner parts.


Fig. 14 Cleaning the ignitor and probe

If the flame is irregular

Check that the burner parts (flame spreader and burner cap) are:

  • clean and dry
  • positioned correctly, as shown in Figs. 15 and 16.

For further advice, see sections ‘Care and cleaning’ and ‘Troubleshooting’.



Fig.15 Burner parts



Fig. 16 Correct assembly of burner parts



Fig. 17 Incorrect assembly of burner parts, resulting in irregular flames

If there is a power failure

Models with auto-reignition (CG905DWAC)
  • The gas supply will be cut off, even if a burner is in use.
  • The cooktop cannot be used if there is a power failure. Wait until power is restored.
  • If a control dial is still turned on when the power is restored, the corresponding ‘Burner On’ indicator light will flash rapidly. Turn the burner off and light it again to resume cooking.
All other models (CG905DWFC, CG604DWFC, CG604LC, CG604CWC)
  • You can still use your cooktop.
  • Light the burners by holding a match close to the side of the burner and turning the control dial to HIGH. Wait until the flame is burning evenly before adjusting.

If the flame is accidentally extinguished

Models with auto-reignition (CG905DWAC)

The auto-reignition system will detect this. The ignitors will spark and relight the burner. If no flame is detected after about 5 seconds, the gas supply to the cooktop will be cut off and the ‘Burner On’ indicator will flash slowly. In this event, turn the burner off and relight it to resume cooking. See also ‘Troubleshooting’.

Models with flame failure protection(CG905DWFC, CG604DWFC)

The flame failure protection will automatically cut the gas supply to the burner off. Turn the corresponding dial to O (OFF) and do not try to relight it for at least 1 minute (to allow the gas to disperse).

Models with no flame failure protection (CG604LC, CG604CWC)
  1. Immediately turn all control dials to O (OFF).
  2. Immediately turn the gas supply valve off.
  3. Ventilate the room thoroughly, to ensure that any gas that may have escaped can disperse.
  4. When you are certain that all gas has dispersed, you may turn the gas supply valve back on.

Do not attempt to relight any burner until you are absolutely certain that all gas that may have escaped has dispersed.

  1. You may relight the burner(s).
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